Three UR Baseball Players Named to the All-SCIAC Teams
It was announced on Wednesday that three University of Redlands baseball players landed on the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) teams, with senior outfielder Trenton Lively (La Verne, CA) headlining the trio as the sole First-Team recipient. In addition, senior short stop Chase Tucker (Poway, CA) and senior pitcher Adam Byrd (Bullhead City, AZ) collected Second-Team nods.
While earning his inaugural All-SCIAC award in his second and final season with the Maroon and Gray, Lively led the Bulldogs in numerous categories during 28 conference games. Among the Bulldog starters, he ranked first in batting average with a .394 performance on 99 at-bats. He posted a team-high 39 hits, which included seven doubles, three triples and five home runs. He crossed home plate on 27 occasions and plated 22 additional scores. Lively was perfect on the base-paths, notching three steals in as many attempts. As a defender, he provided a .980 fielding percentage on 48 putouts and one assist.
Tucker garners his third consecutive All-Conference award with this year's spot on the Second Team. During the 2012 campaign, he performed admirably as the team's starting short stop and the primary No. 4 hitter. He uncorked a batting average of .316 during the conference season, connecting on 37 hits, highlighted by his conference-leading five triples. He scored 20 times and provided 19 RBI for the Bulldogs. Revealing his speed and tenacity, he went 11-for-12 in stolen bases. His .910 fielding percentage came off of 48 putouts and 83 assists in the high-traffic part of the infield.
Byrd finishes out his four-year career with the Bulldogs by gaining his first All-SCIAC honor as the team's top pitcher in conference action. During 10 appearances and 57.1 innings, he went 5-2 from the mound while holding opponent batters to a .278 batting average. He struck out 20 foes and posted an ERA of 3.45.
Redlands completed the season with a 20-20 record and a 13-15 mark in conference competition for sixth place in the standings.
The All-SCIAC teams are voted upon by the eight member coaches at their end-of-the-season meeting.